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The MPAA speaks about Emanuel Goldstein.
December 28, 2003 3:27 AM   Subscribe

The MPAA speaks about Emanuel Goldstein. For a very long time, the MPAA has been suing the website and magazine 2600 for posting the DeCSS source code on its website. This is a FAQ from the MPAA's homepage. The incredible irony in seeing the words "Emanuel Goldstein" mentioned brings to mind (obviously to many of you) 1984.
posted by Keyser Soze (8 comments total)

 
(cough) ...ok. Nothing to see here folks.
posted by Keyser Soze at 3:38 AM on December 28, 2003


If you stare at advertisements long enough you can start to see the word 'sex' written everywhere in cryptic runelike letters.

General paranoia and lucubration can contribute to this phenomen.

Of course you could just admit you were drunk when you posted this. I would go along with that.
posted by nasim at 4:49 AM on December 28, 2003


How did you know? (I'm sorry people.)
posted by Keyser Soze at 5:02 AM on December 28, 2003


someone explain please
posted by inksyndicate at 6:55 AM on December 28, 2003


Jesus, Keyser, where are you getting the absinthe shipped from? :)
posted by ed at 8:14 AM on December 28, 2003


From http://www.mpaa.org/Press/Hyperlink_FAQ.htm:

"2600's, "Emmanuel Goldstein," has clearly articulated his objective, to thumb his nose at the judge's order and show his disdain for copyright law. After the judge's order, Goldstein put out a call to users of his Web site to reproduce DeCSS elsewhere on the Internet, and then to help him in creating the necessary hyperlinks to those sites. His actions have forced the motion picture studios to ask the judge for additional relief"

Is that what you were talking about?
posted by ALongDecember at 8:29 AM on December 28, 2003


You ruined Christmas, Keyser.
posted by squirrel at 4:27 PM on December 28, 2003


Again.
posted by squirrel at 4:27 PM on December 28, 2003


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